What To Give Up During Lent

posted 23 Feb 2017, 22:59 by C S Paul

What To Give Up During Lent

Give up complaining. . . . . .. . .focus on gratitude.
Give up pessimism. . . . . . . .. . become an optimist.
Give up harsh judgments . ... ...think kindly thoughts.
Give up worry. . . . . . . . . . . . .trust Divine Providence.
Give up discouragement. . .. .. .be full of hope.
Give up bitterness. . . . . . .. .  .turn to forgiveness.
Give up hatred. . . . . . . . . .  . .return good for evil.
Give up negativism . . . . . . .. . be positive.
Give up anger. . . . . . . . . . .. . be more patient.
Give up pettiness. . . . . . . . .. . become mature.
Give up gloom. . . . . . . . .. . ..  enjoy the beauty that is all around you.
Give up jealousy. . . . . . . . . . . pray for trust.
Give up gossiping. . . . . . . . . . .control your tongue.
Give up sin. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. turn to virtue.
Give up giving up. . . . . . . . . . .hang in there!


posted 17 Feb 2017, 21:37 by C S Paul


"Love is like magic and it always will be. For love still remains life's sweet mystery! 

Love works in ways that are wondrous and strange and there's nothing in life that love cannot change! 

Love can transform the most commonplace into beauty and splendor and sweetness and grace. 

Love is unselfish, understanding and kind, for it sees with its heart and not with its mind! 

Love is the answer that everyone seeks... Love is the language, that every heart speaks. 
Love can't be bought, it is priceless and free, love, like pure magic, is life's sweet mystery! Helen Steiner Rice 


posted 10 Feb 2017, 23:19 by C S Paul


Poet: Edgar Guest 

Failure is ceasing to try!
"Tis accepting defeat
And to all you may meet
Giving voice to a sigh;
"Tis in thinking it vain
To attempt furthermore
And in bowing to pain
When the muscles grow sore. 

Failure is stepping aside 
From the burnt of the fray
In a weak-hearted way,
Being content to abide
In the shadows that fall, 
And in being afraid
Out of life, after all, 
Nothing's left to be made. 

Failure is thinking despair, 
The forsaking of hope,
And refusal to cope
With the day's round of care,
It's in heeding the cry,
"All is lost!" and to stay 
With defeat and not try
For the happier day. 


posted 2 Feb 2017, 22:08 by C S Paul


A group of people, who died in the crash, were surprised to find themselves in the world that was extremely similar to ours. It contained all conveniences and various entertainments. With a bigger surprise they found out that they were in the hell.

Those who wanted an easy life got it. Those who thirsted for money gained them. All ambitions of all varieties were satisfied. There were a lot of demons that helped them to do everything they wanted.

However, one day, known as the “day of complaints,” several residents came to reception to the senior demon and said:

– We are living a wonderful life: continuous, colourful parties, various entertainments. However, we noticed that with each passing day we become more weakened and move away from each other, and quickly lose everything that is easy to get for us.

– Well, – the demon was surprised – you are in hell, aren’t you?

You Cannot Change

posted 26 Jan 2017, 21:20 by C S Paul

You Cannot Change 
by Brian Tracy

You cannot change the world, 
But you can present the world with one improved person - Yourself. 

You can go to work on yourself to make yourself
Into the kind of person you admire and respect. 
You can become a role model and set a standard for others. 
You can control and discipline yourself to resist acting
Or speaking in a negative way toward anyone for any reason. 
You can insist upon always doing things the loving way, 
Rather than the hurtful way. 
By doing these things each day, you can continue on your journey
Toward becoming an exceptional human being. 


posted 20 Jan 2017, 02:53 by C S Paul

Poet: Unknown 

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway!

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway!

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway!

The good you do today, will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway!

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway!

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds;
Think big anyway!

People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs.
Fight for underdogs anyway!

What you spend years building up may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway!

People really need help, but will attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway!

Give the world the best you have and it may kick you in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway!

How When Where

posted 13 Jan 2017, 03:07 by C S Paul

How When Where 
Poet: John Oxenham

It is not so much WHERE you live, 
As HOW, and WHY, and WHEN you live, 
That answers in the affirmative, 
Or maybe in the negative, 
The question Are you fit to live?

It is not so much WHERE you live, 
As HOW you live, and whether good 
Flows from you through your neighborhood
. And WHY you live, and whether you 
Aim high and noblest ends pursue, 
And keep Life brimming full and true. 

And WHEN you live, and whether Time 
Is at its nadir or its prime, 
And whether you descend or climb. 
It is not so much WHERE you live, 
As whether while you live you live 
And to the world your highest give, 
And so make answer positive 
That you are truly fit to live. 

The Real Successes

posted 6 Jan 2017, 02:10 by C S Paul

The Real Successes 
Poet: Julie Hebert

Real successes are made,
Not dropped aside your door.
They aren't a thought you made one night,
While wishing upon a star.

Real successes are thought,
To be given to only the great.
They think that they work just as hard,
And they should have that fate.

Real successes are because,
Of someone making it so.
They fight for it and work real hard,
To make their successes grow.

Real successes are envied,
And rumored on how they were made.
People can be so jealous,
And even want to betray.

But you know how real successes,
Are built with hard work and care.
You've made your way to the top,

The Elephant Rope

posted 29 Dec 2016, 22:11 by C S Paul

The Elephant Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.

Make a new beginning this NEW YEAR

The Real Meaning of Christmas

posted 23 Dec 2016, 03:38 by C S Paul

The Real Meaning of Christmas

The story’s told of a little girl who’s passing out the presents to her family on Christmas morning. After finding gifts for each member of her family, she was puzzled that there wasn’t a gift for the One whose birth was being commemorated. “I guess everyone forgot about Jesus,” she said.

If you want a truly meaningful Christmas season, it stands to reason you need to grasp the true meaning of Christmas. Forget about Jesus and you’ve missed the entire, glorious point of the celebration.

John MacArthur’s study The Real Meaning of Christmas helps you think of Christmas in a whole new way—in part because it looks at Bible passages you probably don’t associate with Christmas truth. This study can set the tone for a Christmas of real worship—one like you’ve never known.

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